Insect Hotel and Seed Ball Workshop
Where do insects live? What are their favorite plants? Did you know that some insects are very beneficial in that they enrich wildlife and hinder the reproduction of some organisms that feed on vegetables and fruits? The first step of our two-stage workshop will see us build a hotel for insects, habitat for them. In the second stage, we prepare seed balls to green unused spaces around us and turn them into fruitful soil while having fun in the meantime. While creating the balls, we answer the questions asking what a seed is, how the seed is germinated and becomes food, etc. Once the seed balls, which we prepared deliberately by touching soil, seed, and clay, become dry, it means they are ready to green our surroundings! This workshop is designed to teach how to empathize with nature and to provide awareness of the living creatures around us.
Instructors: Burcu Arıkan, Bengisu Ecem Yıldız, EK BİÇ YE İÇ
Related Exhibition: 16th İstanbul Biennial
Capacity: 15 participants
Duration: 1,5 hours
For more information:
0212 334 99 00 (4)
About Burcu Arıkan
Holding a psychology undergraduate degree from Istanbul University and Advertising masters from the University of Texas Austin, she set off her career in digital communications. Following nine years of professional experience, in May 2017, she took the Permaculture Design Course. In September 2017, she completed a one-month “Greening the Desert” internship program in Jordan, led by Geoff Lawton. She has been working, since 2016, on how to produce healthy, additive-free, natural and accessible food in city. Through her initiative named İyiEkim, she started to produce mushroom kits in a bid to promote the urban production of nutrient-rich foods. In 2018, she joined EK BİÇ YE İÇ, an urban farming organization, where she continues her efforts for production of good food in the city.
About Bengisu Ecem Yıldız
During her design studies in Turkey and Sweden, she volunteered in a number of farms, improved her skills on organic farming and permaculture. She initiated the creation of a faculty garden at the Taşkışla campus of Istanbul Technical University. Following three years of professional design experience, she steered her career path towards growing one’s own food and self-sufficient gardening in the city. She currently works as an urban gardener at EK BİÇ YE İÇ.
Thank you for your interest. This workshop is fully booked.